Thursday, April 3, 2008

Am I going to Prison?

Hours after filing the story below, I received a phone call from a colleague at the Concord Times who told me that interviewing a minister in court is illegal.

She laughed as she described a scenario that saw me and the editor of the paper picked up by police and charged with a criminal offense.

Having just completed a story on the criminalization of libel, the thought of being sent to prison for writing an article seems like it might actually be realistic here in Sierra Leone.

Anyone know a good criminal lawyer with a specialty in international law and freedom of expression?

2 comments:

Kate said...

you are playing with fire - be careful

aardvark said...

Don't go to Prison...